Piano Concertos – Seldom Played

Explanations:
  • Level.The level refers only to technical difficulty. The musical difficulty is not rated, but could well be very high even if the technical difficulty is very low. The assumption here is that you are an advanced amateur or pre-professional pianist. “Accessible” means that you should have no technical difficulties with this work. “Advanced” means that you might find the work technically challenging. “Professional” means you can probably can play this only if you are very, very advanced (or professional).
  • Short. Designates works estimated at less than 15 minutes playing time.
  • Long. Designates works estimated at more than 40 minutes playing time.
  • Note. Works requiring two (or more) pianos have been omitted.
Composer
Concerto
ID
Key
Level
Notes
 
Arensky, Anton
Piano Concerto
 
F minor
advanced
1882
Arensky, Anton
Fantasia
 
 
advanced
1899
Babadjanyan
Piano Concerto
 
 
 
1944
Babadjanyan
Ballade
 
 
 
1950
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bach C.P.E.
Keyboard Concerto
Wq. 23 No. 5
D minor
accessible
20′
Bach C.P.E.
Keyboard Concerto2
about 50
various
accessible
shortish
Bach J.C.
Piano
WQ. 43
C minor
accessible
short  13′
Bach J.C.
Harpsichord
Op. 7 No. 5
Eb major
 
 
Bach J.C.
Harpsichord
Op. 13 No. 2
Eb major
 
short
Bach J.C.
Harpsichord
Op. 13 No. 4
Bb major
 
short  13′
Bach J.C.
Harpsichord
 
Eb major
 
 
 
Barber, Samuel
Piano concerto
Op. 38
 
 
 
Beach, Amy
Piano concerto
Op.45
C# minor
 
1899
Britten, Benjamin
No. 1
Op. 13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Busoni
Piano Concerto
Op. 39
 
 
very long
Busoni
Konzertstuck
 
D minor
 
1890
Busoni
Indian Fantasie
Op. 44
 
 
1915
Chaminade, Cecile
Konzertstuck
 
 
 
1896
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czerny, Carl
No. 1
 
F major
 
 
Czerny, Carl
No. 2
 
C major
 
 
Czerny, Carl
No. 3
 
C major
 
for 4 hands
Czerny, Carl
No. 4
 
A minor
 
 
Czerny, Carl
No. 5
 
 
 
 
Czerny, Carl
No.6
 
 
 
 
Czerny, Carl
Concertinos (2)
 
 
 
 
Czerny, Carl
Divert. de Concert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debussy
Fantaise
 
 
 
1890
Dohnanyi
No. 1
Op. 5
E minor
 
1897
Dohnanyi
No. 2
 
B minor
 
1946
Dohnanyi
Var. on a nursery song
Op. 25
 
 
1915
 
 
 
 
 
 
deFalla, Manuel
Nights in the Gardens of
Spain
 
 
 
deFalla, Manuel
Symphonic Impressions
 
 
 
 
deFalla, Manuel
Harpsichord Concerto
 
D major
 
 
Farrenc, Louise
No. 1
 
B minor
 
 
Farrenc, Louise
Fantasie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Franck, Cesar
No. 1
 
B major
 
1834
Franck, Cesar
No. 2
 
G major
 
1835
Franck, Cesar
Variations Brillantes
 
G major
 
1834
Franck, Cesar
Symphonic Variations
 
 
advanced
1885
Franck, Cesar
Les Dijinns
 
 
 
1884
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gade, Niels
Symphony No. 5
for piano
& orch
 
1852
Ginastera, Alberto
No. 1
Op. 28
 
 
 
Glazunov, A.
No. 1
 
F minor
 
1910
Glazunov, A.
No. 2
 
B major
 
1917
Hindemith
No. 1
Op.36
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hummel, Johann
No. 1
Op.34a/36
C major
 
1811
Hummel, Johann
No. 2
Op.85
A minor
 
1816
Hummel, Johann
No.3
Op.89
B minor
professional
1819
Hummel, Johann
No.4
Op.110
E major
 
1814
Hummel, Johann
No.5
Op.113
Ab major
 
1827
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hummel, Johann
No.6
Op.post.1
F major
 
1833
Hummel, Johann
Piano concerto
S4
A major
 
1796
Hummel, Johann
Piano concerto
S5
A major
 
1797
Hummel, Johann
Rondo Brillant
op.56
A major
 
1814
Hummel, Johann
Rondo Brillant
Op. 98
Bb major
 
1824
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hummel, Johann
Concertino
Op. 73
G major
 
1816
Hummel, Johann
Theme & Variations
Op. 97
 
 
1820
Hummel, Johann
Rondo
Op. 117
 
 
1829 short
Hummel, Johann
Concerto for pf & vl
 
G major
 
1805 + violin
Hummel, Johann
L’Enchant. d’Oberon
Op.116
 
 
1829
Hummel, Johann
Le Retour à Londres
Op.127
 
 
1833
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kabalevsky, Dmitry
No. 1
 
A minor
 
1928
Kabalevsky, Dmitry
No. 2
 
G minor
 
1935
Kabalevsky, Dmitry
No. 3
 
D major
 
1952
Kabalevsky, Dmitry
No. 4
 
C minor
 
1963
 
 
 
 
 
 
Khataturian Aram
No. 1
 
Db major
 
1936
Lalo, Edouard
No. 1
 
F minor
 
1888
MacDowell, Ed.
No. 1
Op. 15
A minor
 
1882
MacDowell, Ed.
No. 2
Op. 23
D minor
 
1884
Martinu, Bohuslav
Fantasia concertante
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martucci, Giuseppe
No. 1
Op. 40
D minor
 
1878
Martucci, Giuseppe
No. 2
Op. 66
Bb minor
 
1885
Massenet, Jules
Piano concerto
 
 
 
 
Medtner, Nikolay
Piano concerto
op.33
C minor
 
1914-18
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mendlessohn, Felix
Concerto
 
A minor
 
1822
Mendlessohn, Felix
Concerto
 
D minor
 
+violin 1823
Mendlessohn, Felix
Capriccio brilliant
 
B minor
 
1824
Mendlessohn, Felix
Capriccio brilliant
 
G minor
 
1825
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mendlessohn, Felix
Rondo brilliant
 
Eb major
 
1831
Mendlessohn, Felix
Serenade
 
 
 
1837
Mendlessohn, Felix
Allegro gioccoso
 
 
 
1838
Mendlessohn, Felix
No. 3 (partial)
2 mvmts only
E minor
 
1842
Menotti, Gian Carlo
Piano concerto
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Milhaud, Darius
Poème sur un cantique de Camargue
Op.13
 
 
1913
Milhaud, Darius
Ballade
Op.61
 
 
1920
Milhaud, Darius
5 Études
Op.63
 
 
1920
Milhaud, Darius
3 Rag Caprices
Op.78
 
 
1922
Milhaud, Darius
Le carnaval d’Aix
Op.83b
 
 
1926
 
 
 
 
 
 
Milhaud, Darius
Concerto No. 1
Op.127
 
 
1933
Milhaud, Darius
Fantaisie pastorale
Op.188
 
 
1938
Milhaud, Darius
Concerto No. 2
Op.225
 
 
1941
Milhaud, Darius
Concerto No. 3
Op.270
 
 
1946
Milhaud, Darius
Suite concertante
Op.278a
 
 
1947
 
 
 
 
 
 
Milhaud, Darius
Concerto No. 4
Op.295
 
 
1949
Milhaud, Darius
Concerto No. 5
Op.346
 
 
1955
Milhaud, Darius
Concert de chambre
Op.389
 
 
1961
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moszkowski, Moritz
No. 1
 
E major
 
1897
Novak, Vitezslaw
No. 1
 
E minor
 
1895
Paderewsky, Ignace
Piano concerto
Op. 17
A minor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pierné, Gabriel
Piano concerto
 
C minor
 
1887
Pierné, Gabriel
Fantaisie-Ballet
 
Ab major
 
1885
Pierné, Gabriel
Scherzo
 
D major
 
1890
Pierné, Gabriel
Poeme
 
D minor
 
1903
Reger, Max
Piano Concerto
Op. 114
F minor
 
1910
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piston, Walter
Concertino
 
 
 
short
Poulenc, Francis
Piano concerto
 
 
 
1949
Poulenc, Francis
Piano concerto
 
 
 
1949
Poulenc, Francis
Aubade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reinecke, Carl
Concerto No. 1
Op.72
F# minor
 
1860, IMSLP
Reinecke, Carl
Concerto No. 2
Op.120
E minor
 
1872, IMSLP
Reinecke, Carl
Concerto No. 3
Op.144
C major
 
1877, IMSLP
Reinecke, Carl
Concerto No. 4
Op.254
B minor
 
1901
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 2
Op.42
Eb major
 
1808
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 3
Op.55
C# minor
 
1812
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 4
Op.115
C minor
 
1809
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 5
Op.120
D major
 
1816
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 6
Op.123
C major
 
1806
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 7
Op.132
A minor
 
1823
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 8
Op.151
Ab major
 
1826
Ries, Ferdinand
Concerto No. 9
Op.177
G minor
 
1832
Rimsky-Korsakov Nicolai
Piano Concerto
 
C# minor
 
1884
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rubenstein, Anton
No. 1
 
E major
 
1850
Rubenstein, Anton
No. 2
 
F major
 
1851
Rubenstein, Anton
No. 3
 
G major
 
1853
Rubenstein, Anton
No. 4
 
D minor
 
1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rubenstein, Anton
No. 5
 
Eb major
 
1874
Rubenstein, Anton
Fantasia
 
C major
 
1869
Rubenstein, Anton
Concertino
 
 
 
1889
Rubenstein, Anton
Caprice
 
 
 
1878
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scharwenka, Xaver
No. 1
 
Bb minor
 
1876
Scharwenka, Xaver
No. 2
 
C minor
 
1881
Scharwenka, Xaver
No. 3
 
C# minor
 
1898
Scharwenka, Xaver
No. 4
 
F minor
 
1908
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schnabel Artur
Piano Concerto
 
 
 
 
Schoenberg, A.
Piano Concerto
Op. 42
 
 
 
Shostakovitch D.
Assault on Beautiful
Gorky
 
 
1951
Schumann, Clara
Piano Concerto
 
A minor
 
1836
Scriabin, Alexander
Piano Concerto
Op. 20
F# minor
 
1896
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strauss, Richard
Penathenaenzug
left hand
 
 
1927
Strauss, Richard
Parergon Zur Sinfonia
Domestica
 
 
1924
Thuille, Ludwig
Piano concerto
 
D major
 
1881
Turina, Joaquin
Rapsodia Sinfonica
 
 
 
1931 short
Villa Lobos, Heitor
Bachianas brasileiras
No. 3
 
 
 
Villa Lobos, Heitor
Momoprecoce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weber, Carl Maria
No. 1
Op. 11
C major
 
 
Weber, Carl Maria
No. 2
Op. 32
Eb major
 
 
Weber, Carl Maria
Konzertstuck
Op. 79
F minor
 
 
Weber, Carl Maria
Polonaise brillante
Op. 72
 
 
short
 
 
 
 
 
 
Widor, Charles
No. 1
 
F minor
 
1876
Widor, Charles
No. 2
 
C major
 
1906
Widor, Charles
Fantasie
 
Ab major
 
1889
Wieniawaski, Adam
Concertino
 
 
 
 
Ysaye Theophile
No.1
 
Eb
 
1904
Ysaye Theophile
No.1
 
 
 
1909